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Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. Abby and Luz are two of those people. Join them as they try to find their place in the entertainment industry, interview other plus size creatives, and analyze how body size is portrayed in the media they love - and love to hate. This podcast challenges stereotypes of fat bodies, honors the power of representation, and dreams of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

More Than Tracy Turnblad Abby Rose Morris and Luz Ballester

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. Abby and Luz are two of those people. Join them as they try to find their place in the entertainment industry, interview other plus size creatives, and analyze how body size is portrayed in the media they love - and love to hate. This podcast challenges stereotypes of fat bodies, honors the power of representation, and dreams of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

    Unshrinking & Baby Reindeer with Kate Manne

    Unshrinking & Baby Reindeer with Kate Manne

    This week Abby and Luz are joined by Cornell philosophy professor and author Kate Manne, whose recent book Unshrinking: How to Fight Fatphobia blew both of their minds! Kate gives her take on the moral philosophy of fatness, how size informs misogyny, lasagna, dogwhistles, sexual fatphobia, Baby Reindeer, and her concept of body reflexivity.

    Kate's website: http://www.katemanne.net/

    Kate's Twitter: https://x.com/kate_manne?lang=en

    Kate's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kate_manne/

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    Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 with Cortland Jacoby

    Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 with Cortland Jacoby

    Abby tackles the second installment of Bridgerton Season 3 with Cortland Jacoby of Punch Drunk Critics. They discuss sex scenes, the importance of hiring fat writers, whether this is the "body positivity season," Jess Brownell's comments to the press, and where Bridgerton might go next.

    Cortland's Twitter: https://x.com/portcortlandia

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    BONUS: Spring Catch-Up (Teaser)

    BONUS: Spring Catch-Up (Teaser)

    No full length ep this week due to technical difficulties, but here's a little preview of the catch-up episode that just went out on our Patreon! You can find it in full at our $3 Quirky Best Friend tier (and even if you have no intention of subscribing, just go to our Patreon and appreciate the names of the tiers bc we are so proud of them)!

    http://patreon.com/morethantracyt

    • 8 min
    Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 with Deanna Garwol

    Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 with Deanna Garwol

    Naturally we had to kick off season 5 by discussing the hottest TV show of the moment (in multiple senses of the word, WINK EMOJI) - Bridgerton! Abby and Luz are joined by Deanna Garwol, creator of My Big Fat Bucket List, to discuss the fat wallflower trope, our Bridgerton crushes, what straight men can learn from regency romance, the definition of midsize, and of course the famous carriage scene.

    Deanna's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@decidedlydeanna

    Deanna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decidedlydeanna/

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    Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Main Character Energy

    Main Character Energy

    Abby and Luz return for one last episode of Season 4 before a short break! They discuss their favorite fat main characters and how to be the main character of your own life.

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    Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 3: THE INSPIRATIONAL

    Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 3: THE INSPIRATIONAL

    Abby and Luz are back for the final installment in their Fat Trope Deep Dive series! After some life updates and recent internet scandal discourse, they talk tankinis, disability stigma, The Biggest Loser, American exceptionalism, Melissa McCarthy, postfeminism, and Rachel Hollis's famous tiger stripes.

    Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt!

    Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠⁠

    Sources we referenced in this episode:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/26/mum-rachel-hollis-inspiring-viral-bikini-body-photo_n_6946218.html

    Millard, Jennifer. “Performing Beauty: Dove’s ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign.” Symbolic Interaction, vol. 32, no. 2, 2009, pp. 146–68. JSTOR, https://doi.org/10.1525/si.2009.32.2.146. Accessed 11 Apr. 2024.

    Taylor, J., Johnston, J., & Whitehead, K. (2016). A Corporation in Feminist Clothing? Young Women Discuss the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign. Critical Sociology, 42(1), 123-144. https://doi-org.sussex.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/0896920513501355

    Murray, D. P. (2013). Branding “Real” Social Change in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. Feminist Media Studies, 13(1), 83–101. https://doi-org.sussex.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/14680777.2011.647963

    Meeuf, R. (2016). Class, corpulence, and neoliberal citizenship: Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live. Celebrity Studies, 7(2), 137–153. https://doi-org.sussex.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/19392397.2015.1044758

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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Amazing podcast with super interesting perspectives and good vibes

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Hunger

Love love love the episode Hunger! It’s a really good listen and gave me some good things to journal about. Definitely will check out more of the episodes.

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Oh my God! Other fat actors!

This podcast makes me feel like I’m no longer screaming into the void about representation. I’m not alone in the world anymore.

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